EM Global benefits from both individual and organizational support. We have been amazed by the response of North American physicians and individuals in doing all they can to promote our work, including through providing donations. EM Global has benefited from the support of ultrasound companies and the generosity of Western University and Duke University in sharing training equipment, material and insights. Our local partners in Tanzania have been most helpful in co-leading training sessions and supporting fellow local physicians.
Rotary International is dedicated to supporting projects that achieve sustainable, positive and impactful change in line with Rotary principles. The object of Rotary is to foster the ideal of service as a basis of worthy enterprise through the advancement of international understanding, goodwill and peace. EM Global is grateful to be aligned with Rotary principles and goals, and to have benefited from Rotary support.
If you would like to donate and help EM Global support Tanzanian physicians in emergency medicine education, POCUS education, and providing ultrasound equipment, visit https://www.gofundme.com/gndnck-em-global
Where does fundraising money go?
–> Purchase Ultrasound Equipment (machine, probes, gel, etc) exclusively for use by the Tanzanian physicians we support
–> Emergency medicine residency training for Tanzanian physicians
–> Supporting teaching initiatives
EM Global’s Conceptual Framework
EM Global operates within a conceptual framework that is designed to promote sustainability.
“It is the right of every people to trace its own path of development and direct its own affairs…thus while outside support and resources may be readily available to a project, it is left to those directing it to determine whether the capacity exists to utilize such support constructively”
– Baha’i Office of Social and Economic Development
In-depth discussions with local physicians who are the catalysts for any project development in regards to the choice for training, its structure, and its overall goal. EM Global’s projects are developed in collaboration with the local physicians we seek to empower.
At the heart of our perspective is that physicians in Tanzania are among the brightest in the world. What is lacking is equal access to the sorts of hands-on, skills-based training that physicians in developed countries have readily available to them. As collaborators with local physicians, we desire to work hand-in-hand to ensure this divide is bridged. The overall goal is enable the physicians of Tanzania to have access to the opportunities that further develop their capacities to meet the health needs of their own country.
Hence, one of our initial initiatives is to support Emergency Medicine training for physicians that are running the emergency departments. Although these physicians have varied levels of training in medicine many of them do not have specific training in acute care. Through fundraising we hope to sponsor local leaders to go through residency programs and achieve this training!
For the Point-of-Care Ultrasound (POCUS) Global initiative, local physician leaders are identified who are willing and able to collaborate as co-teachers in our courses. This ensures that our training has an individual who is able to support sustainability through continued professional development of his or her colleagues year-round.
We are fundraising and building partnerships with ultrasound companies to provide hospitals where we teach with the necessary ultrasound equipment to continue to practice the skills after the course has been taught and utilize it as a clinical tool moving forward.
Finally, to support continued use and development of POCUS skills, efforts will be made for ongoing collaboration and communication regarding ultrasound image acquisition and interpretation among the global leaders!